Scientific Name: Apis Mellifera
Length: 1/2" - 5/8"
Color: Orange Brownish
Aggressive? Can Be
Do They Sting? Yes
Disease Carrying? No
Invasive Species? No
The Honey Bee
Honeybees are social insects that live in hives. Like all insects, bees have six legs, a three-part body, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, jointed legs, and a hard exoskeleton. The three body parts are the head, thorax, and abdomen (the tail end).
Bees can fly about 15 mph (24 kph). They eat nectar (a sweet liquid made by flowers) which they turn into honey. In the process of going from flower to flower to collect nectar, pollen from many plants gets stuck on the bee's pollen baskets (hairs on the hind legs). Pollen is also rubbed off of flowers. This pollinates many flowers (fertilizing them and producing seeds).
All the members of the hive are related to each other. There are three types of honey bees:
the queen - lays the eggs
workers - females who gather food, make honey, build the six-sided honeycomb, tend eggs, and guard the hive
drones - males who mate with the queen
Bees undergo complete metamorphosis. The queen lays an egg in a cell in the wax comb. The egg hatches into a worm-like larva, which eventually pupates into an adult bee.
How Do We Remove Them?
One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the bugs that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.
We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.
The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the insects from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you but with McMahon's C.A.N. initiative and our three easy steps — Canvas the area, Act on those results, and Negate re-entry for the pest, we can work to getting your home to pest free status.